10th January, 2018
Changes of name and address of an applicant are now recorded per applicant and not per IP right. Since 20 November 2017, the ten years' registration term of a trademark will be counted as from the date on which the granting administrative act is considered executed (one month and ten working days after the granting date).
- Trademarks and Patents: Changes of name and address of an owner are now recorded per owner and not per trademark registration/patent/patent application. Therefore, the change is automatically reflected in all trademark registrations or other rights registered at the National Trademark and Patent Office.
- Patents: By means of Resolution No. 46528 of 2017, the PTO confirms that it is mandatory to pay the official fee regarding amendments made by the applicant to the descriptive or claim chapter of a patent application, when they are not made in response to an official action. Likewise, it is clarified that said amendment fee must also be paid by the applicant if the claim or descriptive chapter is amended with the filing of an appeal against a denial decision.
- Trademarks: By means of Resolution No. 75348 of November 2017, it is established that the 10 years registration term of a trademark registration will be counted from the date on which the granting administrative act is considered executed (1 month and 10 working days after the granting date) instead of from the date on which the granting administrative act is issued.